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New Mexicans react to CNN poll referring to Native Americans as 'something else'


November 9, 2020

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexicans are speaking out after CNN is accused of being racist toward Native Americans for labeling them as “something else” in a poll about the race for president.

Mescalero Apache Tribal President Gabe Aguilar said he considers the “something else” labels to be an insult.

“I don’t want to be something else. I want to be Native American,” he explained.


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